Are Diamond Rings a Good Investment? Do They Hold Their Value?

When you’ve finally found the one you want to spend the rest of your life with, it’s time to make it official with an engagement ring that your bride-to-be will adore. For many couples, an engagement ring is one of the biggest ticket items they’ve ever purchased. With the average cost of an engagement ring somewhere around $6,000, you may be wondering whether this purchase is a good investment.

As with any major purchase, there are several factors that affect an engagement ring’s value. The metal, center stone, accent stones, and overall design all impact a ring’s initial cost as well as its future value. The center stone typically accounts for the greatest percentage of the ring’s value, so buying a good diamond is crucial. Third party certification, like from the Gemological Institute of America (GIA), can help you gauge a diamond’s quality, which is ultimately tied to its long-term value.

Like other physical commodities, diamonds and precious metals like gold and platinum do tend to increase in price over time. In the short term, you may have heard that engagement rings are like cars; once “driven off the lot” or purchased from the jewelry store, their value depreciates. It’s true that you can’t typically buy an engagement ring, then turn around and resell it for a profit — but that’s not the purpose of an engagement ring! It’s something you’ll cherish for a lifetime and, with any luck, pass on to future generations.

When you buy a Gabriel & Co. engagement ring, there are a few ways we protect your investment. Under our Shop with Confidence program, you can return any registered engagement ring within one year of purchase for another ring of equal or greater value. Our warranty programs cover your ring for any manufacturing defects or normal wear and tear. And, all of our engagement rings are eligible for complimentary inspection and cleaning every six months at our retail partner stores.

hThis ravishing ring features a diamond infused halo that adds an extra hint of sparkle to your 1ct round center stone. Paired with platinum, diamonds trickling down either side of the straight shank create a look of timeless sophistication.

hCreate the ultimate memorable moment with this twisted 14K white gold engagement ring. Criss crossing ribbons of radiant pavé diamonds and a stunning circular halo enhance your beautiful 1ct oval center stone.

hThis three stone engagement ring designed for a 1.5ct emerald center stone offers clean lines and timeless appeal. In addition to the trapezoid side stones, glistening pavé diamonds flow throughout the slim 18K white gold shank and the curved gallery beneath.